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 Post subject: 3.8.3 - Strikes to illegal target areas. 3.5 - Head blocks.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Per discussions on BC / Belegarth Rules Discussion FB Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/715130465223860/

Rules are not defined in terms of how to deal with a hit that strikes both an illegal, and a legal target area (Example: Head + shoulder). Some realms choose to ignore these strikes, while others treat them as valid hits to the legal target area.

Also strikes hitting multiple target areas are partially consolidated into one section of the BoW, but 3.6.4 is not included in that section. Cleaning this up as part of the proposed change.

CURRENT RULES
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3.8. A hit that strikes both the body AND either an arm or a leg is assumed to have hit the body.
3.9. A single strike can only damage one target area.
3.6.4. Weapons that strike both armored and unarmored target areas are considered to have hit the unarmored target area.


PROPOSED CHANGE
Remove the rules above, add:
Quote:
3.8. A single strike can only damage one target area.
3.8.1. A strike to both the body and either an arm or a leg is assumed to have hit the body.
3.8.2. A strike to both an armored and an unarmored target area is considered to have hit the unarmored target area.
3.8.3. A sufficient force strike to both an illegal target area and a legal target area causes no damage.


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The rules do not currently forbid the intentional blocking of a strike with your head.

CURRENT RULE
Quote:
3.5.6.1. The head is an illegal target area for Class 1, 2, and 3 weapons.

PROPOSED ADDITION
Quote:
3.5.6.2. Intentionally blocking strikes from class 1, 2 and 3 weapons (other than thrown javelins) with the head is illegal.

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 Post subject: Re: 3.8.3 - Strikes to illegal target areas. 3.5 - Head blo
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:21 pm 
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I'd be fine with this. I like that it lets people know what to do when this happens. If someone has a different interpretation that clears it up, I'd be for that too. And Akroth EVERYONE should BoW rant. It's good for the pores.

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